Is the iPad 10.5, "out-dated" in terms of performance?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thedemoncowboy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Not outdated, and with almost everything, there will be no noticable (or even actual) speed difference.

    Only if you have a specific application that could benefit from the increased speed (and the numbers won't tell you if it will, only reviews of the app with the new hardware vs old, or first hand experience).
  2. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    I am a developer. I have an Air2 (and most of the iPads before that...) and an iPhone XsMax.

    I do not consider the Air2 to be either outdated or slow. I feel no need to update it.

    Certainly, a 10.5 Pro is neither outdated nor slow.
  3. sahilmasand macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2018
    I believe that the A11 chip was supposed to designed for a new overhauled iPAd OS that functions more like a desktop operating system. So the iPad Pro 10.5 might get a bit sluggish with future OS updates. Both have 4gb of RAM though so you should be fine on that front. But keep in mind that the new iPad Pro is 2x faster than the 10.5 one.
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020


    Aug 19, 2017
    No A11 chip ever made it into an iPad. The 2017 10.5 and 12.9 Pro's use the A10X and the new Pro's use the A12X.
  5. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    The same could have been said for the A10X when the 10.5 came out, it too was vastly overpowered for iOS at the time, and it still is. It’ll be a long time before any new iOS version (which remember also has to support the 2018 iPad and even the 2017 with its basic A9 chip for the immediate future) remotely stretches the A10X.

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